HIGH SCHOOL COACH FIRED
Came across this story on a high school basketball coach that was fired.
A sex crime investigation into basketball players at an Olympia high school has cost the 22-year coach his job. The coach himself is not involved in the crime, but is being reprimanded for failing to supervise the students who were.
Even though Doug Galloway reported the inappropriate activity as soon as he learned of it, the district says his days as coach of the Capital High boys’ basketball team are done.
The problems arose at Western Washington University where Galloway took his team for a summer basketball camp. Galloway left his players for a few hours to attend a coach’s social event, and while he was gone, two upper-classmen are suspected of forcing sexual contact with younger players.
“It’s a horrible event. I wish it had never taken place,” Galloway said. “I feel for everybody involved.”
Galloway thought he left the team in good hands because an assistant coach was still around, as well as college players acting as chaperones.
“When I left that evening, I felt comfortable the kids would be safe,” Galloway said. “There were people there to watch them and make sure they would be as safe as possible.”